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Analytical Scientist (LC-MS)

Kent, Sandwich
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6 Mar 2024

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Job Title - Analytical Scientist (LC-MS)

Location - Sandwich, Kent

Contract - 12 months

Pay - PAYE - £19.46 p/h, Umbrella £21.81 p/h

SRG are working with a global leading pharmaceutical company that are seeking an Analytical Scientist to join their team.

They are looking for an Analytical scientist to support the quantitation of small molecule impurities using liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry. This is to enable technical support for complex analytical and process investigations along with the assessment and support of on-market products in the areas of non-conforming materials, line extensions and second sourcing activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the LC-MS testing of drug product lots for the quantitation of small molecule impurities.
  • Designing studies to evaluate method suitability (linearity, accuracy, precision etc.).
  • Developing appropriate sample preparation methods in a range of different matrices.
  • Executing accelerated drug product stability studies, including trending of impurities data.
  • Performing experiments in accordance with good laboratory practices (GLP), established business processes and protocols, and applicable SOPs.
  • Identifying and investigating atypical analytical results.
  • Troubleshooting analytical instrumentation.
  • Documenting laboratory work in a detailed, clear and timely manner, in compliance with GLP requirements.
  • Selecting appropriate presentation techniques for analytical datasets in order to deliver concise headline results to stakeholders in a timely manner.

Must Have Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant scientific field.
  • Practical analytical laboratory experience in the field of quantitative chromatographic analysis.
  • Technical understanding of the development and validation of LC-MS methods.
  • Appreciation of challenges associated with the analysis of trace impurities in pharmaceutical materials.
  • Strong working knowledge of quantitative chromatographic analysis and the necessary laboratory skills required to achieve accurate, precise, and reliable data first time.
  • Ability to work independently, and to document analytical results and conclusions through presentations and technical reports.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with LC-MS and associated quantitative processing software.
  • Experience in the development / validation of LC-MS methods for trace analysis.

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


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